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GRHA Newsletter  Week of November 9, 2012    [email protected]    478-552-3620


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FY 2012 GRHA Board of Directors


Denise Kornegay

Immediate Past President

Sallie Barker

President Elect

Ann Addison


Sheila Freeman


Laura Bland Gillman

Board Members

Carla Belcher

Tim Trottier

Mary Mathis

Sue Nieman

Charles Owens

Chris Parker

Carie Summers

Paula Guy

Monty M. Veazey

Shelley Spires

Joseph Barrow

Robert J. Briscione

Matt Caseman 


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Free Educational Webinar:

A Rural Health Approach to the ICD-10 Project  


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Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012    

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EST)    

Sponsor: Georgia Rural Health Assocation and Healthare Georgia Foundation

Gary W. Lucas, CPC, CPC-I, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador
Director of Health IT & ICD-10
TracePoint Consulting  


ICD-10 Coding Workshop
January 25, 2013
Archbold Memorial Hospital
915 Gordon Ave., Thomasville, GA
Williams Auditorium


November 15, 2012


Healthcare law lives and Georgia faces big choices

By: Andy Miller
Published: Nov 7, 2012 

Among the biggest winners in Tuesday's elections was President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.


The Affordable Care Act may not be the most popular of laws. In fact, exit polls in several states Tuesday found about half the voters want the sweeping 2010 health care legislation repealed or changed, CNN reported.


But Republican plans to "repeal and replace'' the law have hit a brick wall. With Democrats keeping control of both the White House and the U.S. Senate, the ACA will remain the law of the land, and the portions of it that have not yet taken effect are on track to do so.


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Health Care Law Delivers Higher Payments to Primary Care Physicians


Nov 2, 2012

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday announced the final rule implementing the part of the health care law that delivers higher payments to primary care physicians serving Medicaid beneficiaries.  The new rule raises rates to ensure doctors are paid the same for treating Medicare and Medicaid patients and does not raise costs for states.


"The health care law will help physicians serve millions of Americans across the country," Secretary Sebelius said.  "By improving payments for primary care services, we are helping Medicaid patients get the care they need to stay healthy and treat small health problems before they become big ones."

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Free Educational Webinar: A Rural Health Approach to the ICD-10 Project

November 14, 2012

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EST) 


EmployersLikeMe Sustainable Healthcare Summit

November 16, 2012

Georgia Tech's Historic Academy of Medicine

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